Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 5th April 2023

by | Apr 5, 2023

Your daily update for Felixstowe, Southampton and London Gateway Ports, with the latest news on road and weather conditions, port turnaround times and vessel arrivals.

Felixstowe Port

Road – A12 northbound busy but moving before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A14 westbound from J49 A1308 Tot Hill (Stowmarket) to J47 A1088 (Woolpit), in the roadworks area. Queueing traffic due to earlier accident on A14 westbound at J41 (Risby). Congestion to J43, all lanes have been re-opened. Traffic easing on A1 Great North Road southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat roundabout). Slow traffic on A12 southbound from J28 A1341 (Colchester United Football Ground) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Usual delays on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Usual delays on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout.

Port – No issues to report. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – MSC London (Working), Celsius London (Working), OOCL Scandinavia (Inbound), MSC Mirja (Inbound), Jazan (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Slow traffic on A31 at A341 (Merley roundabout). Reports of accident on A3049 Wallisdown Road both ways between Francis Avenue (Mountbatten Roundabout) and A3040 Alder Road (Wallisdown roundabout), traffic is coping well. Usual slow traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass eastbound from Fishbourne roundabout to Portfield roundabout. Very slow traffic on A27 Chichester Road around and past Arundel. Very slow traffic on The A27 around Grove Lodge roundabout. The A27 busy but moving around A2025 Grinstead Lane (Lancing roundabout).

Port – No issues to report. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – HMM Garam (Working), CMA CGM Bougainville (Working), MOL Experience (Working), Eddystone (Complete), Montreal Express (Inbound), JSP Anna (Inbound), Gardiner (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound), Songa Puma (Inbound), Cosco Vietnam (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Long delays and queueing traffic for seven miles due to earlier accident on M25 anticlockwise from J29 A127 (Romford / Basildon) to J27 M11, travel time is 35 minutes. A13 London bound exit slip road partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident, a car and a van involved before M25 J30 (Lakeside / Purfleet). Congestion to the A1012 (Grays). Long delays and queueing traffic for eight miles due to earlier broken down car on M25 clockwise after J1a A206 (Dartford). Congestion to three miles before J30 A13 (Lakeside), back over the QE2 Bridge. All lanes have been re-opened, travel time is 45 minutes. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone). A217 Reigate Hill southbound busy but moving from M25 J8 to the one way system. Long delays, all traffic being temporarily held and queueing traffic for ten miles due to emergency drain cover repairs on M25 clockwise at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to halfway between J9 Leatherhead and J8 Reigate. Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to just after J16 M40. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise around J19 (Watford). Slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell roundabout). A121 Woodridden Hill busy but moving between A104 Epping New Road / B1393 / B172 (Wake Arms roundabout) and M25 J26.

Port – No issues to report. Further operational information can be found here.  

Vessel – Peyton Lynn C (Working), CMA CGM Marseille (Working), Maersk Campton (Working), CMA CGM America (Arrived), Judith (Inbound), Maersk Izmir (Inbound), Cap San Artemissio (Inbound), Majestic (Inbound), Frederik (Inbound), Njord (Inbound), MSC Vancouver (Inbound), Tsingtao Express (Void), Colorado Express (Inbound), CMA CGM Carl Antoine (Inbound), Santa Teresa (Inbound), MSC Ingrid (Inbound), H.A.Sklenar (Inbound), Paranagua Express (Void), George Washington Bridge (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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